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and terrorism. this is a statement. i'll read it to you, congressman. president obama is advocating his responsibility as commander in chief and undermining the authority of future presidents. the president does not need congress to authorize a strike on syria. if assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians deserves a military response, and i believe it does, and if the president is seeking congressional approval, then he should call congress back into special session at the earliest date. the president doesn't need 535 members of congress to enforce his own red line. you totally disagree with peter king. tell our viewers quickly, because we're out of time, congressman rangel, why he's wrong and you're right. >> peter king i thought was on the right track when he said the president should call back the congress. but this whole idea that he doesn't need 535 -- at least i hope he's saying we need the majority. to an extent of what his belief is, it's 135th of the united states congress. so i respect him or anybody else who believes the president is authorized to attack another count
. is it fair to say that president obama is not going to recall congress to seek some type of similar measure before proceeding? >> first of all, i don't want to engage in speculation about a course of action that's not been decided upon. when the president has an announcement to make, he'll make it. as this process is undertaken, we're consulting directly with house and senate leaders in congress. we're consulting with the leadership of relevant committees and other members who have a keen interest in this manner. i think you've seen that documents by some members who have spoken to it. that process will continue. we think it's important that the consultation process take place in a matter like this at such gravity. we're also as we have made clear engaging with our international partners as a substantial list of communications that the secretary of state has had and the president has had consultations with canadian prime minister harper today and in recent days with british prime minister. i would anticipate the president will continue to make calls to his counterparts throughout the week.
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days. we now know that president obama has been making a flurry of calls, he was on the phone with the president of france. we know earlier he spoke with the prime minister of the uk. it seems to be that they now have enough information and now what's happening is the allies are getting together to decide what is the best way forward. >> and chris, what are the options that the u.s. is considering? >> reporter: well, no boots on the ground. no no-fly zone. what we're hearing is potentially what's being considered at least standoff options. fighter jets, firing from outside syrian air space. perhaps cruise missiles fired from one of four navy destroyers in the mediterranean. one of those moved closer to syria. all are equipped with tom hawk cruise missiles to hit land targets from the sea and we know the pentagon recently updated the list of targets potentially to go after not only command bunkers but the actual delivery systems, the artillery batteries and launch systems that could be used to deliver chemical weapons. i'm told by sources that basically all of these options are
weapons attack which president obama blames squarely on the syrian government? jill dougherty is standing by at the white house and, jill, i want to ask you a couple questions here. first of all, we heard from the president. he says no doubt the assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people here. he will be briefing members of congress later in the evening. what do we expect to hear from the president today? >> well, we may not hear anything specifically publicly. this, they have presented at least they have this intelligence estimate, this i should say intelligence report that musters whatever evidence they have that the regime as they would argue did use chemical weapons. they're presenting that to the members of congress. this would be presumably a classified report, and then it is unclassified for the public, and we have been promised that will come out this week. so today is thursday. one more day after this. then they have to decide what to do. suzanne, that's where it gets more complicated because every minute they have to be -- if there is to be a military response, they ha
as the united states scrambles four warships to the region and waits for confirmation that syria president obama's so-called red line. frederick is in the capital of damascus to tell us more. hi, fred. >> yeah, carol, happened shortly after the u.n. inspectors left the hotel that they are staying at. what they have to do, they go into downtown damascus and government-held areas and then they have to cross the front line into rebel-held territory here on the outskirts of damascus. apparently, when their convoy was in the buffer zone between the government area and government-held area that's when the sniper opened fire on their vehicle and disabling the lead of their convoy. that vehicle had to be brought back. now it appears the weapon inspectors are on the ground. on a side note, carol, both sides agreed that there would be a cease-fire going on as the weapon inspectors are on the ground. i want to show you what's going on behind me because still very heavy artillerary fire going on in the outskirts of damascus. that is the area, some of the area wheres these alleged chemical weapon attacks too
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